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Vita Specialty Foods, Inc. Issues an Allergy Alert on Undeclared Milk in Certain Vita Specialty Foods, Inc.'s Sauces


Chuck Curtis
312-738-4500 - Ext. 1345


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- February 16, 2007 -- Vita Specialty Foods, Inc. of Martinsburg, West Virginia, is voluntarily recalling the following products because their labels do not disclose that the products contain a flavor ingredient derived from milk.  People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they consume these products.  Anyone who is allergic to milk should not consume these products.  There is no risk to individuals who are not allergic to milk.  Only these products are affected by this recall:




Scorned Woman Wicked Wing Sauce

18 oz.

5/04/07 - 1/18/08

Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce

5 oz.

4/17/07 - 11/7/07

Jim Beam Hot Wing Sauce

13 oz.

1/26/07 - 12/19/07

Jim Beam Gourmet Foods Hot Wing Sauce

1 gal.


IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing Sauce

12 oz.

1/10/07 - 7/26/07

Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce

12 oz.

1/10/07 - 7/26/07

Budweiser Barbecue Sauce

19 oz., 77 oz, 1 gal, 5 gal.

All date codes through 6/11/08

Budweiser Basting Sauce

14 oz., 71 oz., 1 gal, 5 gal.

All date codes through 12/19/07


No illnesses or adverse reactions have been reported to date in connection with this problem, and there is no risk to consumers who are not allergic to milk.

The recalled products were distributed nationwide in retail stores except for the Virginia Tech Hot Wing Sauce and the IU Hoosiers Varsity Wing Sauce that were distributed in Virginia and Indiana respectively.

Vita Specialty Foods, Inc., in review of its products and labels, discovered that these products were distributed with labels that did not disclose the presence of a flavor ingredient derived from milk. The labels are being corrected.

Consumers who have purchased these products are urged to dispose of them or contact Vita Specialty Foods, Inc. at 1-800-974-4778 for a refund.  Consumers with questions may contact Vita Specialty Foods at 1-800-974-4778.


Photos: Vita Specialty Foods, Inc.’s Sauces

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